17-04-2017 -- Richard Ashcroft back in the UK
Richard was back in the UK after his North American tour and kicked off his European tour in Newcastle's 02 Academy, then went on to Glasgow, Birmingham and Leeds where he gave top class performances, again with his full band. (Setlists available on the gigography section). He was supported by Black Grape and dj Wayne Griggs. Here are two performances from the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham:
17-04-2017 -- Richard Ashcroft took over Virgin Radio
Richard rounded off Easter Bank Holiday weekend with a special takeover on Virgin Radio on Monday 17 April from 10:00am - 1:00pm, chatting and selecting his own playlist.
08-04-2017 -- Richard Ashcroft on BBC6 Music
Richard talked to Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6 Music about his latest album These People, his career and his musical influences.
Listen again for a limited period (from 32:30) here »
29-04-2017 -- Richard Ashcroft continues his North American tour
After New York City Richard had four more successful performances in Boston, Chicago, San Diego and Los Angeles (See gigography for details and setlists). Stunning performances, again with his full band - Damon Minchella, Steve Wyreman, Steve Sidelnyk and Adam Philips. Unfortunately, to the bitter disappointment of his fans, he had to cancel his dates in both San Francisco and Toronto due to ill health and the advice of his doctors.
Check out the following videos: Lucky Man - Boston; Silence of Silence - Chicago; Everybody Needs Somebody To Hurt - San Diego; and Break The Night With Colour - Los Angeles.
31-03-2017 -- Richard Ashcroft releases Out Of My Body Remix EP
Richard has released a new EP featuring five tracks:  Out Of My Body (album version);  Out Of My Body - Mirwais Remix;  Out Of My Body - Richard Norris (Time and Space Machine) Remix;  Out Of My Body - Richard Norris (Time and Space Machine) Percussion Remix; and  Out Of My Body - Ben De Vries (Lunacre) Remix.
It is available to download or stream here »
27-03-2017 -- Richard Ashcroft returns to New York City after 6 years
... And what a performance!!
Video and Photos by Bou
"To say the New York stop on Ashcroft’s current tour was an excellent, flawless performance would be a dramatic understatement. Nearly every song in Ashcroft’s set on Monday had some degree of improvisation lending his live show a genuinely unique tone and experience as he led his backing band in a myriad of directions."
Richie Downs - The Vinyl District: read more here »
27-03-2017 -- Richard Ashcroft on WGN Radio
27-03-2017 -- Interview with Richard Ashcroft in Vogue magazine
16-03-2017 -- Richard Ashcroft on RadioX
Richard was on the Gordon Smart show on RadioX talking and performming three songs - They Don't Own Me, Hold On and Black Lines.
16-02-2017 -- Richard Ashcroft's new single Black Lines released
Black Lines was Virgin Radio's record of the week.
01-01-2017 -- Richard Ashcroft on Smart on Sunday
Richard was interviewed by Gordon Smart on RadioX and talked about his recent shows and the music industry.
25-12-2016 -- Damon Minchella on working with Richard Ashcroft
Damon Minchella (bassist for Richard Ashcroft) talked to Chris on Episode 26 of the StageLeft Podcast shortly before the Liverpool and London gigs earlier this month. Introduced as a bassist 'university, a cosmic library' (lyrics quoted from Richard's Science Of Silence), Damon went on to discuss his life and career working with Ocean Colour Scene, Paul Weller and more, and currently with Richard Ashcroft. Turns out he was born in the same hospital as Richard in Billinge, Wigan. Listen to the full fascinating interview here:
09-12-2016 -- Richard Ashcroft at 02 Arena, London - AMAZING!
Richard's last gig of 2016, and his second with the Heritage Orchestra, at the 02 Arena in London. Yet another stunning performance alongside Damon Minchella, Steve Wyreman, Adam Phillips, Steve Sidelnyk and Anthony Gorry. See gigography for setlist.
photos by Adam Page
07-12-2016 -- Richard Ashcroft at the Echo Arena, Liverpool
Richard was once again on top form, this time at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. Backed by the Heritage Orchestra and bandmates Damon Minchella, Steve Wyreman, Adam Phillips, Steve Sidelnyk and Anthony Gorry, he delighted his fans with an amazing performance. See gigography for setlist.
30-11-2016 -- Richard Ashcroft performed at Absolute Radio studios
Richard performed to a small audience of competition winners for this intimate Absolute Radio studio session on 30-11-2016. Broadcast on 01-12-2016, and now available in full:
29-11-2016 -- Richard Ashcroft on Virgin Radio
Richard was interviewed by Edith Bowman on Virgin Radio: beginning with Oasis' Cast No Shadow (which was dedicated to Richard) then followed straight after with Lonely Soul, the 55 minute programme was interspersed with A Song For The Lovers, Everybody Needs Somebody To Hurt and Out Of My Body.
24-11-2016 -- Richard Ashcroft on BBC Radio 6 Music
Richard was interviewed on BBC Radio 6 Music on the Mark Radcliffe/Stuart Maconie show where he talked about his recent South American tour and upcoming arena gigs in Liverpool and London as well as his latest album, These People.
Listen again here »
23-11-2016 -- Richard Ashcroft on RadioX
Richard was interviewed by Vernon Kay on radioX. When Vernon asked Richard why he never performed certain Verve songs such as Come On, he answered, "I think I've just avoided over the years the tunes I think we wrote as a collective in a way. These are the songs I wrote and arranged etc. The other ones are the ones the band wrote collectively. Yeah I wrote the lyrics and whatever, but you know Nick (McCabe) would come up with the riff or etc."
Read more and watch two short video clips here »
19-11-2016 -- Richard Ashcroft performed at Corona Capital, Mexico
Richard put on another stunning performance for his Mexican fans at Corona Capital, keeping his promise from last year that he would return there. See gigography for setlist.
08-11-2016 -- Out Of My Body official video released
20-10-2016 -- Richard Ashcroft wowed his fans in South America
Richard performed three dates in South America - one in Santiago, Chile and two in Buenos Aires, Argentina (see gigography for more details and setlists). His fans were delighted with his performances but Richard was more than a little upset by both the VIP enclosure and the poor equipment at Personal Festival in Buenos Aires.
He had this to say on Instagram:
"Thank you for you're love last night at the festival I wasn't happy that the real fans were put on one side and the VIP's had a big patch to themselves you are the VIP's. I seem to be one of the few musicians that still use monitors - believe it or not some stages are completely silent- everyone using in ears. That to me just ain't music and sometimes you end up with inferior equipment see you at the Gran Rex love and peace."
Despite the inferior equipment and his dismay at the VIP enclosure, he gave a top class performance which was broadcast on South American TV:
04-10-2016 -- Richard Ashcroft performed three dates in Japan
Richard put on a brilliant performance in Osaka on 4th October and again in Tokyo on 6th and 7th October to the delight of his fans.
See gigography for setlists.
22-09-2016 -- Richard Ashcroft on talkSPORT
Richard chatted and performed four songs (Lucky Man, Sonnet, You On My Mind In My Sleep and Bitter Sweet Symphony) on talkSPORT.
14-09-2016 -- Exclusive interview with Richard Ashcroft on kulbritania
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Richard Ashcroft on Soccer AM (Sky One) - 10-09-2016
Richard was a guest on Soccer AM and performed two songs - Hold On and They Don't Own Me. As well as chatting about his music, football and boxing, he also took part in a quiz 'All Around The World' where he had to name the nationalities of various footballers. Not surprisingly, he did exceptionally well!
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